Op-Led – The Nutcracker: An Uptown Thing

BY Led Black (@Led_Black)

Rafael Jimenez | R2 Studios

Don’t get me wrong, I love Nore’s new song Nutcracker. The pulsating beat, the Flavor Flav riff on the chorus, Nore’s rhymes, all those touches make this a great NYC summer Hip-Hop banger. The thing is, Nore said on a recent Kay Slay interview on Hot 97, that the reason the song is entitled Nutcracker is that the Nutcracker drink is a New York thing. Technically, he is right but if we are to be 100% with it, the Nutcracker is an Uptown thing. The Nutcracker phenomenon began right here in this neighborhood and it is from here that it spread to the rest of the city and beyond. This is by no means an endorsement of illegalities, it is just the truth. The story of the Nutcracker is, by far, the post that has gotten the most views on our site. The story was first posted back in February but it still generates, to date, hundreds of hits per week. That is a testament to the interest in this modern day form of moonshine.

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Check out the story that started it all: The Nutcracker

Read the awesome story by Michael Feeney of the NY Daily News on our film: The modern-day moonshine of upper Manhattan

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